LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Congratulations to the Texas Rangers. They are set to make history in their first ever World Series appearance against the San Francisco Giants.
I've seen so many great stories about the Rangers, their players, and coaches on their road to the World Series this year. One of those great, but less talked about moments, came Friday when Josh Hamilton accepted the MVP award for the American League Championship.
"Four home runs, seven RBI's, you were supposed to be slumping back in the ALDS, seems like a long time ago now…when did you know you had your timing and stroke back?" asked the announcer. Hamilton said, "First of all, all the glory goes to God, Jesus Christ. Secondly, I love my teammates; I love them so much…"
Now, unless you saw that live, you probably didn't hear or see that played back much in the main stream media or even cable sports channels. In fact, I don't think I've seen it since I saw it live.
Consider This: Here's a player that has the attention of the entire sports world and could have used that moment for anything he wanted. He could have talked about his great batting average or how hard he worked through his recent and very public struggle to overcome drug abuse. Instead, he put all political correctness aside, and continued to give credit to the one he knows got him through those hard days and on that stage. What an example!
So congratulations to the Texas Rangers and MVP Josh Hamilton. Your road to victory has made me a fan in more ways than one.
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